Defensive gem mixes with LSU starter Jared Poché’s six-inning shutout for 6-0 series-opening win _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche' (16) pitches against Sacramento State, Friday, February 26, 2016, LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

2WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 7 and as low as No. 11. Fordham is not ranked.

PROJECTED STARTERS: Friday — LSU, Jr. LH Jared Poché (1-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Fordham, Jr. RH Greg Weissert (0-0, 1.74); Saturday (first game) — LSU, Sr. LH John Valek III (2-0, 2.13) vs. Fordham, Sr. RH Joseph Serrapica (0-2, 5.91); Saturday (second game) — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (1-0, 2.31) vs. Fordham, Sr. RH Jimmy Murphy (0-1, 10.38)

TV: None

ONLINE STREAMING: On SEC Network Plus, accessible on WatchESPN and

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette); WWL-AM, 870, WWL-FM, 105.3

(New Orleans)


IN-GAME UPDATES: @Chandler_Rome

WHAT TO WATCH: Adjusted for the fourth time, the new-look LSU infield will make its home debut after a stellar evening in Thibodaux, when Cole Freeman and Kramer Robertson turned in gems up the middle.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Weissert, the first of a few Fordham pitchers Paul Mainieri raved about, will throw 88-92 mph with his fastball while mixing in a changeup.